FreeBSD : fetchmail -- fetchmailconf local password exposure (baf74e0b-497a-11da-a4f4-0060084a00e5)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

The fetchmail team reports :

The fetchmailconf program before and excluding version 1.49 opened the
run control file, wrote the configuration to it, and only then changed
the mode to 0600 (rw-------). Writing the file, which usually contains
passwords, before making it unreadable to other users, can expose
sensitive password information.

See also :

http://www.fetchmail.info/fetchmail-SA-2005-02.txt
http://www.nessus.org/u?b15fee43

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21503 (freebsd_pkg_baf74e0b497a11daa4f40060084a00e5.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3088

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